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  • Is it too late for Windows Phone?

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    4 Sep 2014 | 11:43 pm
    Microsoft Mobile, the new name for the former Nokia Devices division, is banking on lower prices and a broader selection of devices to increase share for its Lumia devices. But price alone might not be enough to hit double-digit market share worldwide.
  • OneNote announces the Share extension for iOS 8

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    OneNote Team
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Today’s post on OneNote was written by Avneesh Kohli, program manager on the OneNote team.  Today, we’re announcing the OneNote Share extension update for your iPad and iPhone, making it easier than ever to send content from your favorite apps to OneNote. All you need is an iPhone or iPad running iOS 8, the new operating system. Get started by downloading OneNote for iPad or OneNote for iPhone for free from the App Store. If you already have OneNote installed, simply open the App Store and get the latest version from the Updates tab available. As soon as your phone updates to iOS 8,…
  • Business Development Training for Microsoft ISV Partners

    Microsoft - Bing News
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:45 pm
    Get Ready for Business as a Service Training! During APC I had many chats with a lot of you around Microsoft Azure, you told me as an Independent Software Vendor (ISV) that you are excited and some of you shared your stories with me how you are engaging ...
  • Expanding offers and VM delivery choices on modern.IE

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    ieblog
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:35 pm
    We love hearing from developers that the virtual machines, tools and offers available on modern.IE are valuable to them, save them time and help make testing on Internet Explorer a little easier. That’s why we’re excited to let you know about a few new offerings we’re making available due to developer demand. VMs available in Vagrant format for developer environment automation Some developers let us know that they are using Vagrant to automate the setup and configuration of their development environments to ensure consistency and repeatability standing up their project…
  • Redmi 1S to Launch in India at Rs 5,999 on September 2nd

    msigeek.com | Technology blog on Tips, Ebooks & Webcasts
    Vijay
    26 Aug 2014 | 4:54 am
    MI India today announced that its second smartphone release, the Redmi 1S, will be on sale from 2pm on September 2nd at Rs 5,999/- and pre-registrations for device will begin on August 26th at 6pm exclusively through its e-commerce partner, Flipkart. Similar to the MI3, The Redmi 1S will be available only to those who have registered by midnight on September 1st at www.flipkart.com/Mi and they will be eligible to purchase the phone from September 2nd onwards. Redmi 1S is going to be powered with – 4.7-inch 1280 x 720 (HD) IPS display delivers superfine text and crisp photos. AGC…
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  • OneNote announces the Share extension for iOS 8

    OneNote Team
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Today’s post on OneNote was written by Avneesh Kohli, program manager on the OneNote team.  Today, we’re announcing the OneNote Share extension update for your iPad and iPhone, making it easier than ever to send content from your favorite apps to OneNote. All you need is an iPhone or iPad running iOS 8, the new operating system. Get started by downloading OneNote for iPad or OneNote for iPhone for free from the App Store. If you already have OneNote installed, simply open the App Store and get the latest version from the Updates tab available. As soon as your phone updates to iOS 8,…
  • Office 365 APIs Starter Project for Windows

    Office Dev
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:29 pm
    We’re building a set of starter projects that are intended to help you become familiar with the different Office 365 client libraries on the platforms you care about. In each project, we’ll show you how to use the client libraries to integrate your users’ Office 365 data into your app. Using the Office 365 client libraries can simplify your life greatly as you code against the Office 365 APIs from your app. Here are just a few  examples: Use the client libraries’ authentication business logic for getting the client access token. This means you don’t have to implement the…
  • Associated Industries of Massachusetts: more efficient member services with Microsoft Office 365

    Office 365 Team
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Today’s post about Office 365 was written by Cindy Lyman, chief financial officer at Associated Industries of Massachusetts. It’s not always easy to age gracefully. As an association that’s nearly 100 years old, Associated Industries of Massachusetts (AIM) has always adapted to changing member needs, governmental structures and—now more than ever—technological expectations. AIM is the largest statewide association of Massachusetts employers, with a mission to improve the financial performance of member employers through a unique combination of lobbying, management and human-resource…
  • What does it mean to own your data in Office 365? How we aim to raise the bar on visibility and control of your organization’s data with Office 365

    Office 365 Team
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Kamal Janardhan is the principal program manager in the Office 365 Information Protection team. In our last few From Inside the Cloud posts, we offered an insider’s perspective from lead engineers Perry Clarke, Vivek Sharma and Shawn Veney on how we protect your data at rest, who has access to your data within Office 365, and how Office 365 does continuous compliance. They explained the various mitigations that we have in place for data security, access control, and ensuring that customers have the ability to comply with regulations or their own organizational policies. These posts followed…
  • Office Lens update allows you to create Office documents with your Windows Phone camera

    OneNote Team
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Today’s post was written by Yu Ukai, program manager with Office Lens team in Japan. I’ve often heard that “a picture is worth a thousand words,” and with today’s update to the Office Lens app on Windows Phone, such a translation is actually possible! Office Lens is a great app for capturing whiteboard notes and paper documents and saving them in OneNote. Today it got even better with the ability to convert pictures of whiteboard notes and paper documents directly into Word documents and PowerPoint presentations—that you can edit, author and edit again. Converting hardcopy…
 
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  • Business Development Training for Microsoft ISV Partners

    17 Sep 2014 | 2:45 pm
    Get Ready for Business as a Service Training! During APC I had many chats with a lot of you around Microsoft Azure, you told me as an Independent Software Vendor (ISV) that you are excited and some of you shared your stories with me how you are engaging ...
  • SU offers free Microsoft Office programs to students

    17 Sep 2014 | 2:43 pm
    Syracuse University students now have the opportunity to use Microsoft’s most up-to-date software for free. All current SU students can now download Microsoft Office 365, an application that includes Word, Excel and PowerPoint, for free as part of an ...
  • Microsoft Wades Into Wearables Software With OneNote

    17 Sep 2014 | 1:31 pm
    A sliver of Microsoft's massive software portfolio comes to wearables powered by Google's Android Wear platform. Microsoft is dipping its toes into wearables again by releasing a OneNote companion app for smartwatches powered by Android Wear. The free ...
  • Microsoft’s rejigged developer program increases appeal to the wrong developers

    17 Sep 2014 | 12:39 pm
    Microsoft has unveiled a revamp of its developer program today, ending the annual fees to have apps published in the Windows and Windows Phone stores, in favor of a single up-front payment. Individuals can pay about $19 and companies about $99 to gain ...
  • Microsoft board shakes up, more layoffs ahead for all divisions

    17 Sep 2014 | 11:26 am
    Microsoft board shakes up, more layoffs ahead for all divisions A board shakeup at Microsoft will see two members depart and two new ones join. The tech giant is also likely to announce another round of layoffs later this week. Long time board members Dina ...
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  • Expanding offers and VM delivery choices on modern.IE

    ieblog
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:35 pm
    We love hearing from developers that the virtual machines, tools and offers available on modern.IE are valuable to them, save them time and help make testing on Internet Explorer a little easier. That’s why we’re excited to let you know about a few new offerings we’re making available due to developer demand. VMs available in Vagrant format for developer environment automation Some developers let us know that they are using Vagrant to automate the setup and configuration of their development environments to ensure consistency and repeatability standing up their project…
  • Making your WebGL code more flexible

    ieblog
    12 Sep 2014 | 2:02 pm
    The August update for Internet Explorer 11 includes new capabilities to help web developers detect when their WebGL application might encounter performance problems due to underlying hardware, including support for the failIfMajorPerformanceCaveat flag and WEBGL_debug_renderer_info extension. These can be added to other best practices to make your WebGL code more adaptable to the hardware that it is running on. WebGL strategies for addressing hardware diversity Web developers know that the world where we live is a complex one. The diversity of operating systems, hardware and browsers that our…
  • September 2014 updates for Internet Explorer

    ieblog
    9 Sep 2014 | 1:01 pm
    The September update for Internet Explorer is focused on bringing the latest security updates to our users: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS14-052 - This critical security update resolves one publicly disclosed vulnerability and twenty-five privately reported vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. For more information see the full bulletin. Security Update for Flash Player (2987114) - This security update for Adobe Flash Player in Internet Explorer 10 and 11 on supported editions of Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 is also available. The details of the…
  • Making the web “just work” with any input: Mouse, Touch, and Pointer Events

    ieblog
    5 Sep 2014 | 11:49 am
    We recently announced support for the Touch Event API in Internet Explorer for Windows Phone 8.1 Update as a part of our commitment to make the Web “just work” for our users. This means IE now supports all three major pointing input APIs: Mouse Events, Touch Events, and Pointer Events. Mobile browsing experience gets better, but at the same time developers start wondering which API they should use. To help developers understand when to use which API, we wanted to share our updated guidance, as well as our forward-looking thoughts on where we think the web platform should go next,…
  • Announcing new F12 dev tools features in August update

    ieblog
    14 Aug 2014 | 10:58 am
    Today we’re excited to share all the F12 features that shipped in the August update to IE11! In April, we shipped a swath of new features of F12 Developer Tools in Internet Explorer 11 focusing on providing accurate data in the DOM Explorer, actionable data in the memory and performance tools and a smoother debugging experience with Just My Code. With the IE Developer Channel in June we previewed more features in the F12 Developer Tools and now all of these features are shipping out to all of our customers. It’s a long list which you’ll find below or on MSDN but the highlights are:…
 
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  • Redmi 1S to Launch in India at Rs 5,999 on September 2nd

    Vijay
    26 Aug 2014 | 4:54 am
    MI India today announced that its second smartphone release, the Redmi 1S, will be on sale from 2pm on September 2nd at Rs 5,999/- and pre-registrations for device will begin on August 26th at 6pm exclusively through its e-commerce partner, Flipkart. Similar to the MI3, The Redmi 1S will be available only to those who have registered by midnight on September 1st at www.flipkart.com/Mi and they will be eligible to purchase the phone from September 2nd onwards. Redmi 1S is going to be powered with – 4.7-inch 1280 x 720 (HD) IPS display delivers superfine text and crisp photos. AGC…
  • Microsoft announce preview of DocumentDB & Azure Search

    Vijay
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:57 pm
    Many applications use search as the primary interaction pattern for their users. Azure Search is a search-as-a-service solution that allows developers and cloud architects to embed a sophisticated search experience into web and mobile applications without having to worry about the complexities of full-text search and without having to deploy, maintain, or manage any infrastructure. With Azure Search, a developer can enable the power of searching data in their application, reduce the complexity around managing and tuning a search index, and get up and running quickly using familiar interfaces…
  • Alcatel OneTouch launch Idol Series and Hero smartphones

    Vijay
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:32 am
    Alcatel One Touch, a brand of TCL Communication and one of the top ten mobile phone manufacturing company in the world, today launched a new series of smartphones for its customers in India with a focus on south and west regions. The launch announced smartphones in two series; Idol and Hero. The two series consist of smartphones in the mid and high range and are targeted at consumers across various age groups. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Steven Zhao, Country Manager APAC – India Business Unit said, “We are delighted to launch our series of smartphones specially designed to cater to the…
  • Security and threat information exchange: Microsoft Interflow

    Vijay
    21 Aug 2014 | 2:57 am
    Today, Microsoft announced the private preview of Microsoft Interflow, a security and threat information exchange platform for analysts and researchers working in cybersecurity. Interflow uses industry specifications to create an automated, machine-readable feed of threat and security information that can be shared across industries and groups in near real-time. The goal of the platform is to help security professionals respond more quickly to threats. It will also help reduce cost of defense by automating processes that are currently performed manually. Benefits of Microsoft Interflow…
  • Shop Pirate: Helps you with Deals and Coupon Codes in India

    Vijay
    13 Aug 2014 | 5:20 am
    There was a time when the ghost of Indian ‘can’t touch, won’t buy’ mentality bugged online retailers. But things seem to be taking a roundabout now. India has finally arrived at the e-commerce scene and how! In 2013 the e-retail segment took a whooping leap of 80% in the overall revenue and it is expected to increase another sevenfold in the next five years. Presently country’s online market-space is worth $3.1 billion annually, which is likely to become $22 Billion by the end of 2020 owing to improvement in internet connectivity, logistics and other infrastructure related…
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    Bing Blog

  • Who is Going to Win Dancing with the Stars?

    tedroduner
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:06 am
    After correctly predicting the last winner, Bing Predicts is back again for a new season of Dancing with the Stars! Once again, we will be employing a variety of different signals including search queries and social input from Facebook and Twitter to predict the eliminations and top performers. Last season, we were able to predict all but one of the eliminations during show’s run. To see where you favorite contestant stacks up, simply search for DWTS or any related query to the show and the contestants. Here are two sample queries you can try on Bing {DWTS predictions} or {DWTS}. In…
  • Bing in the Classroom Aims to Spark Learning with Quick Access to Educational Content

    tedroduner
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:59 am
    As the only major search engine to offer a tailored experience for school networks, we’re always thinking about how to customize our experience for the classroom. Today, we are releasing a new feature designed to help students better access educational resources, navigate the web, and develop critical digital skills – even easier than before. The more than 9,000 schools enrolled in ad-free, safer, more private search through Bing in the Classroom will now see a new strip of educational content along the bottom of the homepage when they visit Bing.com. Because search is an avenue to…
  • Latest Bing Maps Preview app helps you get around town faster

    Bing Maps Team
    10 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    The latest release of the Bing Maps Preview app for Windows (8.1) is now available in the Windows Store. With this release, we set out to take some of the hassle out of public transportation. In select cities in the US, Canada and the UK, we are shipping a trial experience to see if you find it useful. Now you can plan your journey via bus, train or subway in a few short clicks. Get all the details in the official announcement on the Bing Blog and let us know what you think. Bing Maps Preview app streetside imagery  
  • Get Around Town Faster with Bing Maps Preview App

    tedroduner
    10 Sep 2014 | 10:23 am
    Let’s face it.  Sometimes using public transportation can be a bit nerve wracking.  Am I taking the fastest route? Will I miss my bus?  How long will it take me walk to the nearest subway stop? This is especially true if you’re just in town for the weekend and particularly so if you’re not familiar with the local routes. With our latest release of the Bing Maps Preview app for Windows (8.1) we set out to take some of the hassle out of public transportation.  In select cities in the US, Canada and the UK, we are shipping a trial experience to see if you find this useful.  Now…
  • URL Keyword Stuffing Spam Filtering

    igorrondel
    9 Sep 2014 | 3:35 pm
    As we alluded to in last week’s Index Quality blog, today’s update will focus on one specific spam filtering mechanism we rolled out a few months ago that targets a common spam technique known as URL keyword stuffing (KWS.) What is URL KWS? Like any other black hat technique, the goal of URL KWS, at a high level, is to manipulate search engines to give the page a higher rank than it truly deserves. The underlying idea unique to URL KWS relies on two assumptions about ranking algorithms: a) keyword matching is used and b) matching against the URL is especially valuable. While this is…
 
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    Bing Blog

  • Who is Going to Win Dancing with the Stars?

    tedroduner
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:06 am
    After correctly predicting the last winner, Bing Predicts is back again for a new season of Dancing with the Stars! Once again, we will be employing a variety of different signals including search queries and social input from Facebook and Twitter to predict the eliminations and top performers. Last season, we were able to predict all but one of the eliminations during show’s run. To see where you favorite contestant stacks up, simply search for DWTS or any related query to the show and the contestants. Here are two sample queries you can try on Bing {DWTS predictions} or {DWTS}. In…
  • Bing in the Classroom Aims to Spark Learning with Quick Access to Educational Content

    tedroduner
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:59 am
    As the only major search engine to offer a tailored experience for school networks, we’re always thinking about how to customize our experience for the classroom. Today, we are releasing a new feature designed to help students better access educational resources, navigate the web, and develop critical digital skills – even easier than before. The more than 9,000 schools enrolled in ad-free, safer, more private search through Bing in the Classroom will now see a new strip of educational content along the bottom of the homepage when they visit Bing.com. Because search is an avenue to…
  • Latest Bing Maps Preview app helps you get around town faster

    Bing Maps Team
    10 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    The latest release of the Bing Maps Preview app for Windows (8.1) is now available in the Windows Store. With this release, we set out to take some of the hassle out of public transportation. In select cities in the US, Canada and the UK, we are shipping a trial experience to see if you find it useful. Now you can plan your journey via bus, train or subway in a few short clicks. Get all the details in the official announcement on the Bing Blog and let us know what you think. Bing Maps Preview app streetside imagery  
  • Get Around Town Faster with Bing Maps Preview App

    tedroduner
    10 Sep 2014 | 10:23 am
    Let’s face it.  Sometimes using public transportation can be a bit nerve wracking.  Am I taking the fastest route? Will I miss my bus?  How long will it take me walk to the nearest subway stop? This is especially true if you’re just in town for the weekend and particularly so if you’re not familiar with the local routes. With our latest release of the Bing Maps Preview app for Windows (8.1) we set out to take some of the hassle out of public transportation.  In select cities in the US, Canada and the UK, we are shipping a trial experience to see if you find this useful.  Now…
  • URL Keyword Stuffing Spam Filtering

    igorrondel
    9 Sep 2014 | 3:35 pm
    As we alluded to in last week’s Index Quality blog, today’s update will focus on one specific spam filtering mechanism we rolled out a few months ago that targets a common spam technique known as URL keyword stuffing (KWS.) What is URL KWS? Like any other black hat technique, the goal of URL KWS, at a high level, is to manipulate search engines to give the page a higher rank than it truly deserves. The underlying idea unique to URL KWS relies on two assumptions about ranking algorithms: a) keyword matching is used and b) matching against the URL is especially valuable. While this is…
 
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  • Methodist's Bryan Bing savors return to football

    17 Sep 2014 | 2:47 pm
    Bryan Bing still has his coaches' visor. It's black and has "Methodist Football" written on it in yellow. He still wears it occasionally, too. But the Monarchs' senior is thrilled that it's no longer a regular part of his wardrobe. These days, when the 5 ...
  • Microsoft Bing Thinks Scots Will Vote No To Independence

    17 Sep 2014 | 7:09 am
    Bing predicts 48.1% of Scotland's residents will vote yes for independence, while the remainder will vote no. Jasper Hamill tells us the latest prediction came from a list of pro- or no-independence terms, as well as using sentiment analysis to eliminate ...
  • Del Mar’s ‘Bing Crosby Season’ to Offer 14 Stakes Totaling $2.25 Million

    17 Sep 2014 | 7:07 am
    Fourteen stakes races – nine of them graded – will serve as the touchstones for Del Mar’s new November race meeting opening Friday, November 7 for a 15-day run through Sunday, November 30. The total value of the stakes package is $2,250,000.
  • Bing Predicts Weighs in on Scottish Independence Vote

    17 Sep 2014 | 5:46 am
    In a blog post, Bing says it is beta testing its Bing Predicts model, a service that uses search, social and other data to forecast the outcomes of events, to "leverage our algorithms against web/social data in the U.K. and Scotland to bring projections ...
  • Hey, Scots. Microsoft's Bing thinks you'll vote NO to independence

    17 Sep 2014 | 2:53 am
    Microsoft's seldom-used digital yellow pages has waded into the independence referendum with the claim that Scots will vote no and the United Kingdom will be preserved. According to the world's other search engine, some 48.1 per cent of Scots will tick the ...
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  • Microsoft board to lose two, add two; dividend increase announced

    17 Sep 2014 | 6:52 am
    Longtime Microsoft board members Dave Marquardt and Dina Dublon are stepping down from the board, while Kraft Foods executive Teri List-Stoll and Visa executive Charles Scharf will be joining it. List-Stoll, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Kraft Foods Group, and Scharf, CEO of Visa, will join the board effective Oct. 1, Microsoft announced Tuesday. Marquardt and Dublon, meanwhile, have decided not to seek reelection to the board and will retire at the end of their current term following the annual shareholders meeting in December. The board also declared a quarterly…
  • Microsoft creates keyboard that works with iOS, Android and Windows devices

    16 Sep 2014 | 2:01 pm
    Add another item to Microsoft's growing list of cross-platform offerings. Microsoft has come out with a mobile keyboard designed to work not just with Windows tablets, but also with iOS and Android devices. According to a Microsoft blog post, the Universal Mobile Keyboard "works with iPad, iPhone, Android devices and Windows tablets. ... The Universal Mobile Keyboard has an OS switch that lets you change from one operating system to another while maintaining a fully functional keyboard." The Bluetooth the keyboard allows users to pair up to three different devices using different operating…
  • Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella talks Minecraft, mobile and more at Seattle Chamber event | Pri0

    16 Sep 2014 | 1:24 pm
    Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella made his big civic appearance debut Monday on the same day the company announced it was buying "Minecraft" maker Mojang for $2.5 billion -- Nadella's first major acquisition since he became CEO in February. “We’re really excited about being the stewards of the community of 'Minecraft,' " Nadella told the crowd of about 1,100 people at the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce annual meeting/luncheon. Nadella spoke briefly of the success of "Minecraft," which has more than 100 million downloads on PCs and is the top paid app on the iOS and Android platforms…
  • Microsoft holding Windows event Sept. 30

    15 Sep 2014 | 9:42 pm
    Microsoft is expected to announce some details of its next version of Windows -- referred to in news outlets and blogs as "Windows 9" -- at an event in San Francisco on Sept. 30. Microsoft sent out invitations Monday, but declined to say whether the event will mark the official debut of Windows 9. The company said only that the event is an update for press and analysts at which Microsoft will discussing "what's next for Windows and the enterprise." The discussion will be led by Terry Myerson, head of Microsoft's Operating Systems Group, and Joe Belfiore, a corporate vice president in the…
  • Microsoft buys Minecraft maker Mojang for $2.5 billion

    15 Sep 2014 | 9:41 pm
    It's official: Microsoft said Monday morning that it's buying Mojang, maker of the popular "Minecraft" video game, for $2.5 billion. The Mojang team will join Microsoft Studios, maker of games such as the "Halo" and "Forza" franchises, according to a Microsoft news release. "Microsoft’s investments in cloud and mobile technologies will enable 'Minecraft' players to benefit from richer and faster worlds, more powerful development tools, and more opportunities to connect across the 'Minecraft' community," the company said in the news release. Microsoft said it expects the acquisition, which…
 
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    LiveSide.net

  • It’s official: Minecraft to join Microsoft Studios

    Kip Kniskern
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:07 am
    As expected, Microsoft announced today that it’s acquiring Swedish game maker Mojang, makers of Minecraft. The deal, for $2.5 Billion US, gives Microsoft a new blockbuster gaming title, new inroads into education and programming, connection to a large and active social network, and significant opportunities to grow and expand the Minecraft franchise. Minecraft is, according to Microsoft, one of the most popular video games in history: Available across multiple platforms, “Minecraft” is one of the most popular video games in history, with more than 100 million downloads, on…
  • Playing the “Why is Microsoft buying Mojang (Minecraft)?” game

    Kip Kniskern
    13 Sep 2014 | 12:42 pm
    Earlier this week, the Wall Street Journal reported that Microsoft was in talks to buy Mojang, a Stockholm, Sweden based game company and the makers of the ultra-popular Minecraft. Late Friday afternoon, Reuters reported that the deal is set to be finalized as early as Monday: Microsoft will unveil a $2.5 billion deal to buy its owner on Monday, according to a source briefed on the matter. Mojang was recently restructured and is now wholly owned by Notch Development, which in turn is controlled by Minecraft creator and Mojang founder Markus Persson. For Microsoft, acquiring Mojang will be…
  • Microsoft dropping “Nokia” brand? Not news, sorry

    Kip Kniskern
    11 Sep 2014 | 11:51 am
    Yesterday, an independent tech blog, Geek On Gadgets, revealed, according to internal documents obtained by the site, that Microsoft will be dropping the Nokia brand in advertising this holiday season. In addition, according to the site, Microsoft will begin to “shy away from” use of the Windows Phone branding in its advertising this fall, instead using the Windows logo and brand. So, first, a couple of notes on the Nokia brand. Microsoft has never had plans, and more significantly, does not have licensing rights, to use “Nokia” to promote any phones introduced after…
  • Is a Watch really what we need?

    Kip Kniskern
    10 Sep 2014 | 10:30 am
    Yesterday Apple, to the surprise of not a single person, announced the Apple Watch, coming sometime next year. Short on specifics and long on another stab at Apple’s “one more thing” magic (Tim Cook actually said those word when introducing the watch), the Watch will be (slightly) less clunky than its predecessors and competitors, be able to track (and share!) your heartbeat, and show you Twitter messages (!!!!), all for a starting price of $349. Yet it’s still very unclear if a public already addicted to their smartphones and carrying around 90% of the Watches…
  • MSN goes back to the future: new look, Bing apps are now MSN apps

    Kip Kniskern
    8 Sep 2014 | 12:53 am
    What comes around, goes around. Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose. All Of This Has Happened Before And Will Happen Again. Microsoft has just announced a new look and somewhat of a new direction for MSN, and a bit of a rebranding for some of its most popular apps. The new MSN, available now as a preview and rolling out over the next few weeks, features a fully responsive site, tighter integration with Microsoft services like Outlook.com, OneDrive, and Skype, top level integration with Facebook and Twitter, and a move to content curation with some 1000 partners on board.
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  • Microsoft's Digital Assistant Cortana Spied on Windows 9

    16 Sep 2014 | 11:50 pm
    New leaks reveal that one of Windows Phone 8.1's standout features, Cortana, is on the "threshold" of appearing on Microsoft's next desktop operating system. New screenshots of Microsoft's upcoming Windows 9 operating system have surfaced online, lending pixel-based proof to rumors that the company's digital assistant is making the leap from Windows Phone.
  • Microsoft boosts dividend 11 percent, adds new directors

    16 Sep 2014 | 7:45 pm
    Microsoft Corp on Tuesday announced the smallest percentage increase in its quarterly dividend since 2009 and appointed new directors to replace two board members who decided not to seek re-election. The increase, 11 percent to 31 cents per share, is in line with the software company's revenue growth last fiscal year but half of last year's 22 percent hike.
  • Jive adds Office 365 connectors for its enterprise social suite

    16 Sep 2014 | 5:37 pm
    Jive has built links between its ESN suite and Microsoft's Office 365 to let users leverage Jive collaboration features with the cloud versions of Outlook, Office, SharePoint, and OneDrive for Business. ESN vendors like Jive realized years ago that for their products to gain adoption in workplaces, they have to be threaded into the third-party applications that workers use every day, like the ones for email, CRM, ERP, accounting and the like.
  • The Next Wave Of Microsoft Layoffs Is Expected To Hit Thursday

    16 Sep 2014 | 4:36 pm
    Even though most of the 18,000 employees affected in Microsoft's massive layoff have already been cut, there's still about 5,000 more employees on the hook to be let go. And it looks like the next round of Microsoft employees will be let go this week, on Sept.
  • Microsoft OneNote gains Android Wear support plus new iOS 8 and Windows Phone apps

    16 Sep 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Microsoft continues its recent trend of bringing exciting new features to rival platforms by adding Android Wear support to OneNote. The most recent version of Microsoft's note-taking tool -- suitably named OneNote for Android Wear -- and a new iOS 8-friendly version of the app is also due to launch today.
 
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    Craig Bailey

  • Innovation: Idea versus Execution

    Craig Bailey
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:09 pm
    When it comes to understanding innovation, it’s easy to fixate on the idea, and neglect the execution. It’s why for example when Apple announced that their new iPhone 6 devices had NFC chips to facilitate their Apple Pay offering they were criticised for not being innovative, and instead just copying something many Android devices have had for years. “That’s not innovation!”, the critics cry. And when it comes to the idea, the criticism is valid, but when it comes to the execution, well, let’s see what happens. Because the key here will be whether Apple can…
  • Too much to ask

    Craig Bailey
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:34 pm
    Reply from Malcolm Gladwell when asked about a child’s birth month being an advantage (emphasis mine): Question: In Outliers, you discuss why a hugely disproportionate number of professional hockey and soccer players are born in January, February and March. I can’t begin to imagine how many to-be parents you influenced to try and have their offspring be born in those months! MG: Well, I have heard that some parents took that to heart. I should add, however, that when it comes to academic achievement, the problem of being the youngest in class is most pronounced for kids with…
  • Startup Reviews

    Craig Bailey
    14 Aug 2014 | 4:55 am
    I’m thinking of starting a new tech blog called Startup Reviews*, where I review every single new startup that I hear about. Without exception I’ll predict they will fail, and I’ll further predict they will fail within 2 years. Regardless of how good their product idea, what their business model is, or previous success. I’ll just blanket predict they will fail. After a year or two I’ll start quietly bragging about my high percentage of correct predictions (likely to be around 80%), and position myself as an industry veteran** who can spot a failure a mile away.
  • Microsoft. Saves You Time

    Craig Bailey
    16 Jul 2014 | 11:21 pm
    I’d love that as a new tagline. I’ve really enjoyed reading some of the analysis of Satya’s memo. In addition to the ones I mentioned in my earlier post, I’ve found these to be particularly interesting: this, this and this. There seems to be three main areas people are focussing on: It’s wordy and bloated There’s going to be job cuts Oh, and we’re not selling Xbox I’m only interested in the first point, since it was the main reaction I had as well. There’s so much talk of experiences and productivity and empowerment, that it quickly…
  • Google Fucktardery

    Craig Bailey
    16 Jul 2014 | 10:49 pm
    The always awesome Aaron Wall lets loose with another blistering rebuke of Google’s regular business practices. When Google complains about censorship, they are not really complaining about what may be, but what already is. Their only problem is the idea that someone other than themselves should have any input in the process. Definitely worth a read. It’s a tricky area for me, since in large part I make my living dealing with both the good and bad of Google. The pendulum swings both ways of course, but in recent years they’ve swung firmly into evil territory. The post…
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    iThinkDifferent

  • Likes App Lets You Download Your Favorite Instagram Photos and Videos on iPhone

    Imran Hussain
    10 Sep 2014 | 10:10 am
    Likes app for iPhone allows users to download their favorite Instagram photos and videos directly to their iPhones, via a pretty graphical user interface.  Instagram is one of the hottest photo and video sharing social network nowadays but it does not allow users to download any content, even if it is their own. Likes makes(...)
  • Google Introduces Free Voice Calls From Hangouts on Android, iOS and the Web

    Imran Hussain
    10 Sep 2014 | 9:23 am
    Google has finally begin migrating Google Voice to Hangouts by introducing free (and paid) voice calls on Android, iOS and the web. Google already had the calling feature available on their old Google talk interface but this feature took ages to appear in the new Hangouts apps and interface. The new calling feature in Hangouts(...)
  • iOS 8 Final Version Released To Developers. Install Now On Your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch

    Imran Hussain
    10 Sep 2014 | 1:32 am
    Apple has released iOS 8 final version to developers, for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. iOS 8 improves on iOS 7 by polishing the user interface and bringing much needed performance and feature improvements. Some of the major features in iOS 8 include feature additions to Messages, a new Health and Fitness App, improved QuickType(...)
  • WhatsApp For iPhone Gets A Major Update with Improved Media Sharing and More

    Imran Hussain
    10 Sep 2014 | 1:09 am
    WhatsApp has gotten one of its biggest updates recently with improvements to media sharing, editing and much more. Even though it’s a minor version upgrade, there are a number of features included.  Facebook had bought WhatsApp back in February 19, 2014 but has not yet integrated it in anyway with its popular social network or(...)
  • Watch Live Video Stream of Apple’s 9th September iPhone 6 Launch Event

    Imran Hussain
    9 Sep 2014 | 12:13 am
    Apple is all set to announce two new iPhone 6 models and an iWatch, if the rumors and leaks are correct, at a special event on 9th September in California. Apple does not always provide a live video stream of their events but have started to do so now.   If you are interested in(...)
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    Satisfy Me

  • Update on Windows support for new Russian Time Zones

    M3 Sweatt
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:14 pm
    As noted in my blog post earlier this month, the Russian Federation passed a new law which changes all of the current time zones used in the Federation. (A highlight from the venerable BBC is available here.) As noted, the changes will take effect October 26, 2014, and essentially moves many existing time zones back one hour, and create two new time zones. These new time zones will not observe daylight saving time (aka DST). (Which reminds me: we have also outlined recommendations to help achieve more seamless transitions to new DST and time zone policies on…
  • Available now: August 2014 cumulative time zone update for Windows operating systems

    M3 Sweatt
    12 Aug 2014 | 11:17 pm
    The August 2014 cumulative time zone update for Windows operating systems has been released and is available as Microsoft KB 2981580. As noted, the update replaces the previous December 2013 CU (KB 2904266) and includes all the time zone and daylight saving time changes released as hotfixes after update KB 2904266 was released. The following changes were made since the previous Windows cumulative time zone update: Jordan Standard Time: For 2014 and onward, Jordan has changed its DST Start time from the last Thursday in March at midnight to the last Friday in March at 1 A.M., and its DST…
  • Available now: Update to support the new currency symbol for the Russian ruble in Windows

    M3 Sweatt
    12 Aug 2014 | 3:35 pm
    To continue the Russian theme this month, you might’ve noticed that in addition to getting eleven new time zones, Russia is has a new symbol for the ruble. I’m happy to note the arrival of the update to support the new currency symbol for the Russian ruble in Windows, as outlined in Microsoft KB 2970228: …the new Russian ruble symbol can be input by using the physical keyboard, Windows on-screen keyboard (osk.exe), or Tablet PC Input Panel (Tabtip.exe) in Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008…
  • Russian Federation Permanently Switches to Winter Time October 26, 2014: Changes to Microsoft Products

    M3 Sweatt
    3 Aug 2014 | 10:59 am
    (Update 082214: Please see the new post Update on Windows support for new Russian Time Zones with more information on the upcoming update.) Back in 2011, I wrote on the Microsoft corporate blog about the of daylight saving time in the Russian Federation. Then in 2012, I noted Russia considered a return to Winter Time in 2012. If my very poor knowledge of Russian proverbs is correct: Бог тро́ицу лю́бит. In other words, “Third time’s a charm.” (I’m also reminded of the saying, “There was a time they loved an accordionist, and now the time…
  • My Own Accessibility Experience

    M3 Sweatt
    1 Jun 2014 | 10:40 am
      “So, what happened to your blog?” That’s a quest I got on Friday at the office from one of my associates. She asked why I had posted fewer and fewer posts per month until about a year ago, and then nearly nothing at all, save a few posts which were more general updates than insights or preaching in front of the fence with a bucket full of brushes. (Some of you will understand that reference in relationship to how I spend many days at the office.) Let me take you back, I explained. Bear with me for a moment as a I get this out. Some of you won’t find this as informative or…
 
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    Webmaster Blog

  • URL Keyword Stuffing Spam Filtering

    igorrondel
    9 Sep 2014 | 3:35 pm
    As we alluded to in last week’s Index Quality blog, today’s update will focus on one specific spam filtering mechanism we rolled out a few months ago that targets a common spam technique known as URL keyword stuffing (KWS.) What is URL KWS? Like any other black hat technique, the goal of URL KWS, at a high level, is to manipulate search engines to give the page a higher rank than it truly deserves. The underlying idea unique to URL KWS relies on two assumptions about ranking algorithms: a) keyword matching is used and b) matching against the URL is especially valuable. While this is…
  • Web Spam Filtering

    igorrondel
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:48 pm
    As I mentioned in the July 15 blog introducing Bing Index Quality, one of the key dimensions of our work is web spam detection and filtering. The overview of our approach to this complex problem will be the focus of today’s update. What is web spam? On the surface, our definition is fairly straightforward and intuitive. We think of a webpage as spam if its owner uses black hat SEO techniques in an effort to game our search algorithms with the goal of gaining undeserved ranking for this page or other pages in the spammer’s network. Simple, right? In reality, however, it’s often anything…
  • Resetting Expectations – What Business Today Needs To Learn

    Duane Forrester
    14 Aug 2014 | 9:57 am
    Today’s new businesses have much in common with their older counterparts. The need to acquire new leads, drive revenue, market their product or service. The need to manage overhead, do more with less and stay one step ahead of the competition. So from, say 1974 to 2014, some things haven’t changed much. One thing you never started a business without “back in the day” was a business plan. And that same thinking should be in place today, but in a lot of cases for new businesses, it’s missing. And that’s a problem. See, a business plan literally lists out your plan for the next 5…
  • Bing-Inc Roadshow Final Stop: Houston

    Duane Forrester
    1 Aug 2014 | 10:10 am
    The Bing/Inc Roadshow is coming to an end. It’s been a jam packed tour for the last 4 events in Nashville, Chicago, Atlanta and Boston, with capacity crowds, excellent questions and easy access to answers. The panel, with industry heavyweights such as Maisha Walker of Message Medium, Bruce Clay of Bruce Clay Inc, Marty Weintraub of aimClear (and myself) is set to meet up again during the final road show event in Houston, Texas. It promises to be another evening jam packed with useful information, tips and tricks. These largely audience-led conversations focus almost entirely on what the…
  • Bing Site Safety Page

    igorrondel
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:23 pm
    Malware, and the possibility of infection, is an unfortunate reality facing internet users today. At Bing, we take our job of providing a safe searching experience to our customers very seriously and this anti-malware effort is one of the core elements of the Bing Index Quality charter. We’ve been in this game for many years and have developed comprehensive solutions that minimize user’s risk of infection and maintain the integrity of our index. Inevitably, we get many questions from Webmasters and Bing users about our malware detections and warnings as well as how to clean up and…
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    The Microsoft MVP Award Program Blog

  • Transform the Datacenter MVP Roadshow

    MVP Award Program
    8 Sep 2014 | 4:34 pm
      MVPs are taking their real-world expertise on the road! "With the many different demands and constraints IT professionals have to deal with every day, it’s far too easy to overlook important new features and approaches that can help dramatically improve daily operations," said MVP Anil Desai.  That's why Desai and fellow MVPs across the United States have joined together to use their real-world expertise and knowledge to help provide solutions to everyday IT, data and mobility issues. "IT professionals ranging from systems administrators to IT managers, architects, and…
  • Building the Eject-A-Bed

    MVP Award Program
    8 Sep 2014 | 11:07 am
    Editor’s note:   Instead of usual content, we wanted to post something on creative ways our MVPs are using our technology.  Enjoy! The following post was written by Visual F# MVP Jamie Dixon    Building the Eject-A-Bed My youngest child has a real hard time getting out of bed in the morning.  Instead of getting mad, I put my hacker hat on and got building.  I found a hospital inversion table on Craig’s list and put it in the garage.   My daughter, Sonoma, and I first wanted to understand how the bed controller works.  We first…
  • Friday Five - September 5th, 2014

    MVP Award Program
    8 Sep 2014 | 8:10 am
    1. PoC: Tatoo the background of your virtual machines by Emin Atac – PowerShell MVP 2. Completing Real Estate Transactions with OneDrive and OneNote By Corey Roth – SharePoint MVP 3. PowerShell Prank #1: R2D2 By Joseph Moody – Software Packaging and Deployment MVP 4. Video – Introducing Windows Server Software-Defined Storage By Aidan Finn – Hyper - V MVP 5. Bait and Switch PCL explained By Olivier Matis – Windows Platform Development MVP 
  • Friday Five - September 5, 2014

    MVP Award Program
    8 Sep 2014 | 8:09 am
    1. PoC: Tatoo the background of your virtual machines by Emin Atac – PowerShell MVP 2. Completing Real Estate Transactions with OneDrive and OneNote By Corey Roth – SharePoint MVP 3. PowerShell Prank #1: R2D2 By Joseph Moody – Software Packaging and Deployment MVP 4. Video – Introducing Windows Server Software-Defined Storage By Aidan Finn – Hyper - V MVP 5. Bait and Switch PCL explained By Olivier Matis – Windows Platform Development MVP 
  • Friday Five - August 29, 2014

    MVP Award Program
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:28 am
    1. Enabling New Columns in Remote Access Management Console      By Enterprise Security MVP Jordan Krause 2. SCOM 2012 Daily Health Check Script      By System Center MVP Scott Moss 3. More New Stuff in PowerShell V5: Extra PowerShell Auditing      By PowerShell MVP Boe Prox 4. Content Types Workflows Associations in SharePoint Online/Office 365      By SharePoint Server MVP Serge Luca 5. Sharing images on Windows Phone 8.1 (WinRT) apps      By Windows Platform Development MVP Thomas Lebrun    
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    DHA Today

  • DHA Karachi (Phase VIII) Latest Plot Prices – 3rd Quarter 2014

    DHA Today
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:43 pm
    DHA Karachi is the most prime and desired vicinity for the people of Karachi, it has been divided in 8 Phases from 1 to 8. All these 8 phases are spread over the area of approximately 8500 Acres of Land, out of which 4000 plus Acres is designated only for Phase 8. The DHAToday Show […]
  • Magnum Store Opens Across Boat Basin, Karachi

    DHA Today
    14 Sep 2014 | 12:19 pm
    The all-new Magnum Ice Cream is indulgence like no other, with velvety, smooth and creamy ice cream coated with a thick layer of cracking Belgian chocolate. The premium quality ice cream is combined with rich Belgian Chocolate in an ice cream bar that is so indulgent and pleasurable; it makes you feel like royalty, making […]
  • CITI Associates Team Visiting Dubai, UAE

    DHA Today
    13 Sep 2014 | 1:27 pm
    CITI Associates, as one of the top Real Estate Consultants of Karachi will be visiting Dubai, UAE from 20th to 25th September 2014. With a population of over 1.2 million, Pakistanis are the second largest ethnic group in the UAE, constituting 21% of the country’s total population. They are the third largest overseas Pakistani community, […]
  • Film Screening – Zinda Bhaag and Director’s Talk at The Second Floor (T2F)

    DHA Today
    13 Sep 2014 | 11:53 am
    Zinda Bhaag, subtitled in English, returns to Karachi for two weekend screenings and a Director’s talk. Set against the backdrop of the murky world of illegal immigration, Zinda Bhaag tells the story of Khaldi, Taambi and Chitta, desperate to fast track their way out of a nondescript Lahore neighbourhood. In attempting to escape the reality […]
  • Mr. Stephan Guttzeit joins DHA Suffa University (DSU)

    DHA Today
    13 Sep 2014 | 11:35 am
    Mr. Stephan Guttzeit has joined DHA Suffa University (DSU) as the Head of German Resource Centre for Pakistan and Lecturer for German Language. Stephan Guttzeit is a world experienced lecturer and trainer of languages and linguistics. He has worked in third level institutions around the world such as Technical University Berlin, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Unversitas […]
 
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    Windows Lifestyle

  • Freely Backup and Restore SQL Server Database from Anywhere using SQLBak

    AJ
    24 Aug 2014 | 11:57 pm
    Backup plays an important role in ensuring the longer data availability as it helps user to restore lost, damaged or corrupted data when disaster strikes. Many organizations tends to rely Check full article at WindowsLifestyle.com
  • Lost Your Data or Partitions? Now Get It Back Using Hetman Recovery Software

    AJ
    31 Jul 2014 | 10:04 am
    A good day might eventually turn into a bad day when you accidentally lost or deleted an important partition of your hard drive. Losing an entire partition would be a Check full article at WindowsLifestyle.com
  • Tips to Design a Professional Ecommerce Website

    Nitin Agarwal
    26 Jun 2014 | 12:14 am
    Professional Ecommerce Design Every ecommerce site must be designed by an experienced professional to get a neat ecommerce design. Web stores are designed to increase profits for businesses, but these stores Check full article at WindowsLifestyle.com
  • EaseUS Partition Master Free Edition – Review

    AJ
    19 Jun 2014 | 8:21 pm
    Windows users provided with functionality to resize, copy/move, change drive letter name etc. to customize their PC and managing the storage drive efficiently. The utility known as ‘Disk Management’ makes Check full article at WindowsLifestyle.com
  • 3 Top Reasons and Early Signs of Why Hard Drive Fails?

    AJ
    16 Jun 2014 | 4:03 am
    The prime media for data storage on computers are the hard drives with massive data storage capacities. You may easily get a hard drive with storage capacity in Terabytes, and Check full article at WindowsLifestyle.com
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    Business-Inspired Technology Solutions - The Aptera Blog

  • 3 Things Your CIO Wishes You Knew about the Cloud

    Dennis Junk
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:44 am
    Depending on who you talk to, the cloud is either (A) the future of business (and personal) computing, (B) a ruse by providers to get everybody stuck paying ever-increasing rates, (C) an epidemic of security breaches waiting to happen, or (D) an overhyped development that will lead to some interesting technological advancements but won’t ultimately be all that earthshattering. So what is a business leader to do when faced with the decision of whether to move to the cloud? Naturally, it falls to the CIO to somehow square the circle and make a wholescale move to the cloud while…
  • 3 Essential Considerations for an Inbound Marketing Plan

    Dennis Junk
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:20 pm
    It’s getting the point where everyone knows if you want to compete on the online marketing front you can’t just concentrate on building a neat website. But there seem to be quite a few people out there mulling over the possibility of beginning to blog or trying to extend their presence on social media who still find the prospect of getting started a little overwhelming. So, to help you wrap your mind around what you would need to do, we’re going to break the inbound marketing methodology down to the fewest manageable units we can. Essentially, your strategy will boil down to…
  • Our New Power BI E-Book

    Dennis Junk
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:25 am
    You've probably seen some of the awesome demos for Power BI. But what is Microsoft's new suite of business intelligence tools really about? Features like Power Map, which creates dynamic 3-D presentations, and Power Q&A, which answers natural language questions in easy-to-digest graphs, are creating a lot of buzz. So we've put together answers to some of the most common questions about Power BI, including:
  • Technology Digest: Week ending 9/12/2014

    Jen Booth
    13 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    The Technology Digest is our weekly list of articles in the technology world that you should be reading about Microsoft, Digital Marketing, ROI, OneDrive, Azure, MSN, and more.
  • The ROI of Not Doing Inbound Marketing

    Ron Mattocks
    11 Sep 2014 | 8:07 am
    Whenever I see a headline proclaiming the ROI of inbound marketing I am more often than not disappointed to discover that associated content is nothing more than a water downed breakdown of valid, but otherwise meaningless statistics related to factors contributing to ROI. Sure these facts have their place, but for a guy with real-world P&L experience at a Fortune 500 company they don’t necessarily close the gap between conceptual and the bottom line.
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    Nuts & Bolts Speed Training

  • How To Add Slide Numbers in PowerPoint Presentations So That They Show Up Correctly

    Nuts & Bolts
    14 Sep 2014 | 7:24 am
    If you’ve ever gone through the motions of adding page numbers, a.k.a. slide numbers, to your PowerPoint presentation, only to find that they do not show up correctly (or they don’t show up at all), fear not, you are not alone! Slide numbers are not only extremely annoying, but they can even make you start […] The post How To Add Slide Numbers in PowerPoint Presentations So That They Show Up Correctly appeared first on Nuts & Bolts Speed Training.
  • How to View Two PowerPoint Presentations at the Same Time

    Nuts & Bolts
    4 Sep 2014 | 11:09 am
    Have you ever wanted to view two PowerPoint presentations at the same time on a single monitor? Maybe you needed to: Present translations of a PowerPoint presentation in ‘Presentation Mode’ on a single screen for multiple audiences View two (or more) PowerPoint presentations side-by-side in ‘Presentation Mode’ to compare them View a PowerPoint presentation on […] The post How to View Two PowerPoint Presentations at the Same Time appeared first on Nuts & Bolts Speed Training.
  • How to Make the Overlapping Part of a Venn Diagram in PowerPoint 2007, 2010 and 2013

    Nuts & Bolts
    11 Aug 2014 | 9:53 am
    Have you ever seen a PowerPoint presentation with the middle portion of a Venn diagram formatted in a different color, and wondered how they pulled it off? Yes, you could simply add a transparency to the overlapping circles, creating a “hazy” effect in the middle…but what if you want to freely format that middle piece, […] The post How to Make the Overlapping Part of a Venn Diagram in PowerPoint 2007, 2010 and 2013 appeared first on Nuts & Bolts Speed Training.
  • Create Your Own Type of PowerPoint Animation, the Intentional False Animation

    Nuts & Bolts
    17 Jul 2014 | 1:43 am
    Most people have heard of and used PowerPoint animations in their presentations. However, here at Nuts & Bolts Speed Training, we almost never use the ready-made animations found in the Insert tab. Why? Because animations don’t show up when you print your deck, and more often than not, they’re distracting. Instead, we create our own […] The post Create Your Own Type of PowerPoint Animation, the Intentional False Animation appeared first on Nuts & Bolts Speed Training.
  • 4 Things Most People Don’t Know They Can Do In PowerPoint

    Nuts & Bolts
    10 Jul 2014 | 2:41 am
    PowerPoint is a massive program with lots of capabilities built in, and there will always be things that not everyone knows about. Here are 4 awesome tricks we’ve found that 99% of people don’t know they can do in PowerPoint: #1: Break a table #2: Break SmartArt #3: Break up a list of bullets #4: […] The post 4 Things Most People Don’t Know They Can Do In PowerPoint appeared first on Nuts & Bolts Speed Training.
 
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    The Outlookers

  • A first look at the new MSN

    7 Sep 2014 | 11:07 pm
    A first look at the new MSN: MSN.com is receiving a huge facelift and you can test it at preview.msn.com We have rebuilt MSN from the ground up for a mobile-first, cloud-first world. The new MSN brings together the world’s best media sources along with data and services to enable users to do more in News, Sports, Money, Travel, Food & Drink, Health & Fitness, and more. It focuses on the primary digital daily habits in people’s lives and helps them complete tasks across all of their devices. Information and personalized settings are roamed through the cloud to keep users in the know…
  • Dropbox tries to compete with OneDrive's deep integration in smartphones

    3 Sep 2014 | 7:59 am
    Dropbox tries to compete with OneDrive's deep integration in smartphones: Dropbox is trying to compete with OneDrive’s integration in Windows Phone and will be more integrated in Samsung’s  smartphones. Starting at the end of September, if you purchase select new Samsung devices — including the Galaxy Note 4 announced today — you’ll gain access to Dropbox seamlessly through core apps on Samsung devices. But yes, it will still cost A LOT more :)
  • Microsoft start increasing OneDrive's max file size

    1 Sep 2014 | 11:10 am
    From The Next Web Microsoft has started increasing OneDrive’s file size limit from 2GB to an unknown new maximum. The change was first spotted byReddit usermegaman821and confirmed by multiple replies on the site. We got in touch with Microsoft to confirm the change. “As we mentioned on our uservoice, we have started the work to increase the file size limit for all OneDrive accounts,” a Microsoft spokesperson told TNW. “We have started the process with a small number of customers and will continue to roll it out to our full customer base. We will have more to share on this update in…
  • China was the only country left in which MSN Messenger was still...

    29 Aug 2014 | 7:20 am
    China was the only country left in which MSN Messenger was still activated. On October 31st those users will need to make their migration to  Skype, just like the rest of the world. Over there, Microsft has removed all filters previously applied on the VoIP software.
  • "Microsoft is committed to delivering meaningful privacy protections that build trust with our..."

    29 Aug 2014 | 6:06 am
    “Microsoft is committed to delivering meaningful privacy protections that build trust with our customers, and we know how much you value the contents of your email. We believe your email belongs to you, not us, and that it should receive the same privacy protection as paper letters sent by mail—no matter where it is stored.” - Brendon Lynch, Chief Privacy Officer, Microsoft
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